Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: Nearly 1,500 dead!
If there is anything that shows how complete totalitarian-style propaganda has taken over this country, it is the refusal of the Pentagon to release civilian casualty figures. That and the refusal to allow filming of caskets coming home, and the constant playing of nintendo-war bombs and harping on "smart" bombs is intended to do only one thing - give the public a sanatized view of the war so that they can shove even more war down our throats later.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address